Palliative Care

Updated ASCO Recommendations Support Early Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Cancers

Jessica Miller

February 2017, Vol 7, No 2 - Palliative Care

Patients with advanced cancer should receive early palliative care concurrently with active standard disease treatment, according to the updated guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. An expert panel convened by ASCO concluded that early palliative care in patients with advanced cancers reduces depression and improves satisfaction with care and quality of life. [ Read More ]